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Dec 4, 2011 7:00am PST
angry reaction from jerry sandusky's alleged victims. this after the accused child sex abuser at the heart of the penn state dpee debacle, spoke for the first time tell iing the "new york times" that he did nothing wrong. >> that interview sparked a lot of reaction. >>> also this morning -- there were fireworks when gary giordano was grilled last week. he's with us again this morning, he wants to respond to our interview with robyn gardner's boyfriend. you'll be talking to him coming up in the next half hour. >> it's going to be an interesting morning here. that's coming up soon. >>> but we do have some lighter fare as well this morning. including this dog, whose owners have trained him to do something very, very unusual. we'll tell you about that in a just a few minutes. this morning, the geezer bandit back at it. he just knocked off his 16th bank. is it really an old man or is that guy wearing a brilliant disguise? >>> we want to get straight to the news this morning. ron claiborne is on the set to talk about some breaking news overnight. >> good morning to you, dan, bianna.
ABC
Dec 14, 2011 7:00am PST
state. jerry sandusky chose to waive tuesday's hearing, avoiding an emotional confrontation with his accusers. but he vowed to fight all the sexual abuse charges. and his attorney, joe amendola, called it a fight to the death. first, here's abc's jim avila. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. one attorney told me it was the first smart move made by the defense. a decision to pull the threats of open accusers in open court. and more details in this case overcame that bravado. as he left home for court, jerry sandusky was keeping a secret. as he arrived at court, he ignored shouted questions from reporters. perhaps, now, we know why. >> mr. sandusky, how do you feel about the opportunity to face your accusers, sir? are you looking forward to it? >> reporter: sandusky and his attorney had changed their minds about any open-court showdown with his alleged victims. >> as hurtful as it was to son-in-law of the survivors to be built up and not testify, this was smart for sandusky. >> reporter: with his accusers standing by, sandusky's attorney waived the right to a prelim
ABC
Dec 13, 2011 7:00am PST
and breaking right now. former penn state jerry sandusky waives hi hearing this morning, saying he was not ready to present his side of the story. now the case is headed straight to trial. >>> break overnight, choppers down. two army scout helicopters go down in a horrifying, split-second crash outside seattle, killing all four soldiers on board. did they collide in midair? >>> remarkable recovery. hi the parents of a former model say her new milestone is a miracle. walking the hallways on her own. new detail this is morning. >>> and the ultimate party crashers. how one couple picked up their phone call and ended up at paris hilton's birthday bash. how adam sandler helped them crack the code. >> and good morning, everyone. to our viewers out west, an unexpected twist. jerry sandusky leaving the courthouse unexpectedly. he waived a pretrial hearing. he said he wanted to wait for the opportunity to present his side of the story. we'll have the story just ahead. >> the victims were going to be there to confront him face to face. that will now happen in january. >>> fighting words for
ABC
Dec 10, 2011 7:00am EST
focus on jerry sandusky's wife? did she know about the abuse and could she be prosecuted? abc's t.j. winick is with us this morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. he may be free on bail but jerry sandusky is under house arrest with three days before he faces his accusers in a pennsylvania courtroom. his wife may also now have to answer serious questions about what she knew and when. it was dottie sandusky who bailed out her husband of 45 years after jerry sandusky was accused of molesting two more boys from the second mile foundation. his attorney visited him this morning. >> this is the legal battle of my life. i've had some big ones. i compare this to climbing mot. everest from the bottom. >> reporter: victim number nine told the grand jury, he saw dottie at the house, she never came downstairs. at one time, he screamed for help knowing she was up there and no one came to help. this attorney represents victim four. >> we'll hear more information regarding mrs. sandusky and what she may have known. >> reporter: in a statement, she broke her silence thursday saying she's shocked
ABC
Dec 17, 2011 8:00am EST
to get to today. a big day in the case against former penn state coach jerry sandusky. the key eyewitness finally testified in court. we'll tell you what he said. whether his story changed, and just how damaging it could be. >> it could be very damaging. >>> a story that sounds like a premise for a tv show. an nfl star that makes millions leading a double life as a drug kingpin. that's what police say sam hurd of the chicago bears has been doing. how did this devout christian and dedicated family man get into such serious trouble? >>> a great story for you. a week before christmas eve. a story of the season. about a bunch of secret santas. why are they showing up at a bunch of kmarts and the good deeds they're doing. we'll tell you what's going on there. >> what these people are doing is incredible. >>> we're going to start this morning with ron claiborne with breaking news from overnight. >> good morning, everyone. senate leaders have reached a deal to avert payroll tax hike affecting millions of americans that would go into effect on new year's day 2012. the senate votes this morning on
ABC
Dec 3, 2011 7:00am EST
from him, coming pup. >>> we're going to start here with jerry sandusky, the man at the heart of the sex abuse debacle. going on camera for his first interview. he spoke at length to "the new york times." and the reporters there videotaped the whole thing. >> these allegations are false. i didn't do those things. i don't know. >> reporter: for the first time, jerry sandusky, answering the tough questions, on camera. once the legendary head coach joe paterno was told about the allegations against his former defensive coach, what did he say to sandusky about it? >> i don't know that he didn't know. i know that he didn't -- never said anything to me. i know that. >> reporter: what did sandusky first say when he was confronted by a penn state, when young assistant coach, mike mcqueary, saw him raping a boy in the team showers? >> i told him it didn't happen. in my mind, it wasn't inappropriate behavior. >> reporter: and remember sandusky's infamous answer to this question? >> are you sexually attracted to boys, underaged boys? >> am i sally attracted to under waged boys? sexually
ABC
Dec 13, 2011 7:00am EST
ahead in the penn state scandal, for the former coach, jerry sandusky, facing his accusers directly in court this morning. going to show you live pictures. you're looking outside the courthouse, where the dramatic hearing will be taking place shortly. we'll have a full, live report ahead. >> it will be something when the victims go face-to-face with sandusky. >>> also, the new face of the presidential campaign. newt gingrich and mitt romney with fighting words in iowa. they have their most personal and ruthless attacks now. >> just weeks away. >>> let's get to josh elliott and the top stories developing now. >> we have a lot of breaking news to get to. we're going to begin with news out of washington state this morning. two military helicopters have crashed near tacoma at joint case lewis mccourt. it's unclear if they collided or crashed separately. the bases are the military's largest with 100,000 personnel. >>> we're following a developing story from texas this morning. two boys playing basketball outside of their middle school have been shot. one is in critical condition at this
ABC
Dec 10, 2011 7:00am PST
on the penn state scandal. the intensifying focus on jerry sandusky's wife. did she know about the alleged abuse and fail to stop it? could she be prosecuted? her husband's lawyer is speaking out. abc's t.j. winick is with us this morning. he's been covering the story since it broke. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. he may be free on bail but jerry sandusky is under house arrest with just three more days before he faces his accusers in a pennsylvania courtroom. . his attorney told us it will be extremely stressful for the former football coach, whose wife may also now have to answer serious questions about what she knew and when. it was dottie sandusky who bailed out her husband of 45 years after jerry sandusky was charged with sexually abusing two more boys from his second mile foundation. defense attorney joe amendola visited their home on friday admitting this is an uphill battle. >> this is the legal battle of my life. i've had some big ones. i compare this to climbing mt. everest from the bottom. >> reporter: mrs. sandusky is accused of being upstairs i
ABC
Dec 8, 2011 7:00am EST
covering the case from the start. he has details now. >> reporter: good morning, robin. jerry sandusky faces 50 counties of child abuse from 10 young men who say he abused them. the two new charges result in his arrest and a night in jail. jerry sandusky spent the night behind bars, after police escorted him from his home in handcuffs in a penn state track suit. the charge, abusing two more children. >> it's disappointing that the attorney general's office chose to do it this way. jerry's always been willing. and we made it known to the commonwealth, he's been willing to turn himself in. >> reporter: prosecutors demanded $1 million in bail. and reviewed the stories of victims nine and ten. their frightening accounts of a sandusky basement of horrors, at the former defensive coach's ranch-style house in state college, pennsylvania. sandusky told him to stay, unless otherwise directed by sandusky. he ate meals in the basement. and the food, brought to him by sandusky. and there's new details about his wife and where she was when this was allegedly happening just down the stairs. victim n
ABC
Dec 6, 2011 7:00am PST
. >>> and a dramatic showdown coming in the penn state scandal. abc news has learned all eight of jerry sandusky's alleged victims are set to face him in open court next week. it will obviously be emotional testimony. >> no question about that. >>> and the controversial hit show that goes inside the world of very young parenting, "teen mom 2." it debuts again tonight. second season. we'll meet some of the teen moms that are trying to turn some of their tough times around. >> all that's ahead. >>> now, the wild weather moving west to east across the country. bringing snow and rain to the entire eastern seaboard. sam, of course, is here with the latest on all of it. sam? >> good morning, robin, george. we'll show you the snow that's on the ground. here's what happens when the frigid air breaks loose. it's been bottled up in canada for awhile. here's what's on the ground in the phoenix area. look at the hills outside of phoenix. that snow on top of the cactus already. that's what's on the ground. then, in oklahoma city, unusual to see what is about two inches of snow already on the roads. and here'
ABC
Dec 6, 2011 7:00am EST
scandal. all eight of jerry sandusky's alleged victims are set to face him in open court next week. it will obviously be emotional testimony. >>> and the controversial hit show that goes inside the world of very young parenting, "teen mom 2." we'll meet some of the teen moms that are trying to turn some of their tough times around. >>> now, the wild weather awest to east across the country. bringing snow to the eastern seaboard. sam is here with all of it. >> we'll show you the snow that's on the ground. here's what happens when the frigid air breaks loose. here's what's on the ground in the phoenix area. look at the hills outside of phoenix. that snow on top of the cactus already. then, in oklahoma city, unusual to see what is about two inches of snow already on the roads. and here's that brutal cold air behind it. from 39, the windchill in san francisco, to 15 below in denver. so, you're wondering if the air is cold enough to support snow, it is. and a little area of upper-level energy, right in missouri today, spreading some snow. heads for the eastern seaboard. this could becom
ABC
Dec 17, 2011 7:00am EST
the interaction some of the victims have had, since the assault, with jerry sandusky. listen, if you were assaulted by this man and he was so bad the you, why are you hanging out with him years later. i think those are the places the defense will go in attempting to discredit the victims. >> still an uphill vatle. thanks for joining us this morning, vinnie. >>> another story making headlines. victoria's secret is famous for super models. today, the nation's biggest lingerie retailer is facing another bomb shell. child labor laws may have been broke on the produce some of the famous underwear. cecilia vega has the latest from washington. >> reporter: so many of us will rush out to finish our holiday shopping today. the new allegations about one of the best known lingerie makers might make you think twice about where some popular products are coming from. these are the images of perfection and blam mour victoria's secret are known for. models seen strutting their stuff at the annual fashion show. behind the sexy underwear line lies another signed of secret. according to bloomberg news, the
ABC
Dec 12, 2011 7:00am PST
mo -- momentum on his side. >>> just as jerry sandusky is about to face many of his accusers in court tomorrow, a new twist. >> that will be some drama at that hearing. >>> look at this cat right here. tomasino. he's from italy. a stray cat who inherited, get this -- $13 million. $13 million h. that is one rich cat. >> i was tempted to make a romney joke. but i won't. >> leave it alone. feeling good. i thought you would go there. >>> let's go to josh elliott. >> good morning. >> good morning to you, robin and george. that was great theater if nothing else. we'll begin with a developing story. anti-wall street protesters launching a new offensive this morning. planning to shut down port cities. along the west coast. expanding on action last month, targeting oakland. they're targeting san diego and los angeles, and all the way to portland, oregon, and anchorage, alaska. blockades are set to begin this morning. >>> breaking news overseas. more than a dozen al qaeda militants escaped through a tunnel from a prison in southern yemen. they include convicted killers
ABC
Dec 12, 2011 7:00am EST
moment coming tomorrow for the former coach, jerry sandusky. he'll face eight of his accusers in court. meanwhile, new questions this morning about a key eyewitness in the case. dan harris has more. >> reporter: the key eyewitness, his name is mike mcqueary. he's given a damning and sickening first-hand account. the latest twist in the case holds out some hope for sandusky. assistant coach mike mcqueary, man who prosecutors say is a key eyewitne eyewitness, man whose version of events is being called into question. >> if he gave a didn't version or only part of it, that he went in, gave a little bit of what happened, but not the entire truth, then it is significant. it goes to his credibility before the jury. >> reporter: he told the grand jury that he saw sandusky sodo mize a 10-year-old boy and he told penn state coach joe paterno and university officials. now a local paper says a friend of mcqueary said he spoke with him the night of the alleged incident. and that mcqueary said he never saw actual sex. only two people in the shower doing something suspicious. if true, that would sup
ABC
Dec 12, 2011 7:00am EST
side. >>> just as jerry sandusky is about to face many of his accusers, a new twist. >>> look at this cat right here. tomasino. he's from italy. a stray cat who inherited, get this -- $13 million. that is one rich cat pip was tempted to make a joke. but i won't. >> leave it alone. feeling good. i thought you would go there. >>> let's go to josh elliott. >> good mornings. great, great saturday night. great theater. a developing story. anti-wall street protesters launching a new offensive this morning. planning to shut down port cities. they're targeting san diego and los angeles, and all the way to portland, oregon, and anchorage, alaska. blockades are set to begin this morning. >>> breaking news overseas. more than a dozen al qaeda mill taints escaped through a tunnel they secretly dug. they include convicted and drug laelers. >>> home improvement chain lowe's is facing a backlash this morning after pulling ads from a show about american muslims. lowe's pulled the ads after a conservative christian group complained that the show, "american muslims" is propaganda. >>> encouragi
ABC
Dec 16, 2011 7:00am PST
case against jerry sandusky, expected to be center stage at a court hearing today. and a lawyer for sandusky has a surprising, new theory, on why the coach was showering with young boys. abc's jim avila joins us with much more on this. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, robin. he's jerry sandusky's new attorney. it's an interesting take on jerry sandusky taking showers with boys. he said he wasn't talking about his client. when he told an abc station it can all be educational. it could be the oddest defense yet. but with a straight face and in all seriousness, jerry sandusky's new co-counsel, told our abc affiliate whtm in harrisburg, pennsylvania, that his client was not doing anything sexual with the boys. and was not just horseplay in the showers, as was earlier explained. the coach was actually helping them learn correct hygiene. >> teaching someone to take a shower sounds strange. but there's a lot of people who are dependent that have to be taught basic life skills. like how to put soap on their body. >> anytime a defense attorney says it may sound strange to so
ABC
Dec 1, 2011 7:00am PST
than 100 times by penn state former football coach, jerry sandusky in the 1990s. meanwhile, during an emotional town hall meeting yesterday, penn state's new president pledged to raise ethics at the school to a higher level. though some students voiced concern that the scandal will hurt their chances of finding jobs after graduation. >>> meanwhile, overseas, a historic day today. secretary of state hillary clinton met with leaders of the isolated nation of myanmar, also known as burma. she offered to further upgrade diplomatic relations with the country if it continued on a path towards democracy. and in doing so, break military ties with north korea. >>> and this morning, we are seeing firsthand what's being called the most elaborate drug tunnel ever found between the u.s./mexico border. take a look. six football fields long. it connects warehouses in tijuana and san diego. and was equipped, among other things, with electric railcars. $53 million in marijuana has been confiscated thus far, one of the largest busts of its kind in the nation's history. >>> and the reverend billy gra
ABC
Dec 5, 2011 7:00am PST
in the penn state child sex abuse scandal. former coach jerry sandusky has prompted new outrage by telling his story to "the new york times." his alleged victims have vehement responses. jim avila is here with the details. >> reporter: good morning, george. the former penn state coach on camera telling anyone who will listen, i'm not the monster prosecutors are making me out to be. while alleged victims are saying, every time he talks, it's like another punch in the stomach. jerry sandusky has been seen often around his state college house. now he's been heard for a second time, proclaiming his innocence and trying to explain his, at the very least, odd behavior with children to "the new york times." the behavior, prosecutors charge, amounts to years of 40 counts of molestation charges. >> these allegations are false. i didn't do those things. >> reporter: sandusky submitting himself to a four-hour interview. some of it videotaped at times. in it his infamous delayed response when asked by bob costas on nbc. >> are you sexually attracted to young boys? >> if i say no, i'm not attracted to youn
ABC
Dec 28, 2011 7:00am PST
cases we're likely to see in 2012, is that of the penn state football coach, jerry sandusky, facing 52 counts of child abuse. everyone wondering how he is going to defend himself when these accusers are willing to take the stand? >> so far, we've seen him suggesting it was just horseplay. we heard one of his lawyers suggest that maybe he was going to say he was taking a shower with boys because he needed to teach them hygiene. these are really tough defenses. >> right. >> and yet, jerry sandusky is considering, now, an interview with his wife. publicly. another one. >> another one. they haven't gone well so far. >> that's right. and every, single interview he does can be used against him in a trial. >> and drew peterson is likely to go on trial in 2012, for killing his third wife. the disappearance of his fourth wife, brought all this about. >> third wife declared an accident. third wife goes missing. third wife's death is reopened. they determined it was a murder. put him on trial for the third wife. still a suspect in the fourth wife. there's going to be real questions as to whether
ABC
Dec 11, 2011 8:00am EST
. who's in for ron claiborne. >>> good morning, everyone. with days before former penn state coach jerry sandusky faces his accusers, we learn one contradiction. in one eyewitness contact in his alleged abuse of boys. a pennsylvania newspaper that former graduate assistant mike mcqueary told a family friend a different version of events that he witnessed back in 2002. that he heard sex sounds but didn't see anything sexual. >>> to yet another sex scandal unfolding in the sports world this morning, this one involving one of country's youth sports organization. with an interview of espn, two men accuse the ex president of the aau. now police are investigating. >> reporter: for any parent with a kid playing youth sports, this scandal is hitting like a gut punch. at the time he was 15, says on a team trip to florida he was sexually assaulted by his coach, bobby dodd. >> i was dead asleep. i don't remember anything but waking up. he's trying to put his hand in my boxer shorts. >> reporter: dodd went on the become the president of aau. west kept quiet for decades. but he said that the sex abus
ABC
Dec 11, 2011 7:00am PST
before former penn state coach jerry sandusky faces his accusers in court. we've learned of a contradiction in one eye many witness account of his alleged abuse of boys. a pennsylvania newspaper says former graduate assistant mike mcqueary told a family friend a different version of events that he witnessed back in 2002, that he heard what he called sex sounds from a shower but that he didn't actually see anything sexual. that is at odds with mcqueary's previous statements about sandusky. >>> to yet another sex scandal unfolding in the sports world this morning, this one involving one of the country's biggest youth sports organizations. an interview with espn two men accuse the ex-president of the aau of sexually assaulting them when they were children. now police are investigating. more from clayton sandell. >> reporter: for any parent with a kid playing youth sports, this scandal is hitting like a gut punch. in 1983 ralph west played on a basketball team run by the amateur athletic union. at the time he was 15 and says on a team trip to florida he was sexually assaulted
ABC
Dec 19, 2011 7:00am EST
child molester jerry sandusky? as students celebrated graduation from penn state over the weekend, key players in the school's sex abuse scandal gear up to go to trial. on friday, penn state assistant coach and star witness mike mcqueary took the stand and graphically described seeing a naked jerry sandusky engaged in what he called extreme sexual activity with a young boy. it was march 2002 when mcqueary, then a graduate assistant, went to the penn state locker room near the shower area. "the boy was up against the wall, jerry was directly behind him in a very, very close position. i believe jerry was sexually molesting him." mcqueary's testimony is key to the case against two former penn state officials, athletic director tim kucurley and senio vice president gary schultz, both failing to report it to authorities. >> i think it's a sad, sad, sad day when you think about all of these victims, and you just got your first taste of it. >> reporter: prosecutors also read from former coach joe paterno's grand jury testimony. he told the panel an upset mcqueary came to see him the next morn
ABC
Dec 9, 2011 7:00am PST
, indicating he was planning an escape. >>> and the wife of former penn state coach jerry sandusky is defending her husband, just days before a court hearing, during which his accusers are expected to testify. dottie sandusky bailed him out of jail on new allegations he sexually abused boys. one accuser said sandusky kept him in his basement, feeding him meals there. but dottie sandusky disputed the statement, saying, no boy was ever forced to stay in our basement and fed there, end quote. >>> in a new web video, mitt romney slams gingrich's conservative credentials. gingrich, meanwhile, insists he will not go negative with his campaign. these developments raising anticipation for tomorrow night's big abc news debate from iowa. george is literally leaving in moments. he'll be there with diane sawyer as they moderate. the action kicks off, 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> and some eye-opening new figures this morning to prove people are not getting the message when it comes the texting and driving. a new study finds that half of all drivers between the ages of 21 and 24, admit to texting beh
ABC
Dec 7, 2011 7:00am EST
by former penn state football coach, jerry sandusky. a 19-year-old said sandusky abused him on campus, after giving him alcohol. penn state says it will use $500,000 of its football program to start a child abuse center. >>> and a study is out ranking the cell phone providers. "consumer reports" ranks verizon on top of the customer satisfaction list. followed by sprint and at&t, finishing at the bottom of the rankings for the second-consecutive year. >>> people around the country and around the world are pausing to remember the attack on pearl harbor, 70 years ago today. a day that shall live in infamy. 120 survivors have traveled to hawaii for today's ceremony. >>> thousands of military families are being asked to sacrifice time with their loved ones. it's a sacrifice we all appreciate. but christmas came early for one family in tulsa. take a look. >> oh, baby. yeah. >> mommy. >> that is sergeant jamie gaines, the woman in the box, popping out to the surprise of her husband and three kids. and she's home for two weeks before she has to head back to afghanistan to defend our freedom. she'll
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